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Navy Restates Commitment To Protection Of Nigeria Waterways

The Nigerian Navy NN Jubilee at Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom State,  yesterday,   reaffirmed it’s commitment to the protection of the nation’s waterways.

The  commander  of the formation Commodore Saidu Garba  who made this known  when he commissioned  3 new of bungalows donated to  naval personnel by the authorities of Ikot Abasi local government  said that the Navy has drastically reduced the nefarious activities of pirates and other criminals on the nations territorial waters.

Garba who congratulated the government and the people of Ikot Abasi  for the donation   explained that the formation would not relent  in carring out its onerous  constitutional duties and ensure that  a drastic reduction of criminal activities on the the nation’s territorial waters I achieved.

“I want to thank you for this kind gesture  in providing accommodation  for our personnel  and choosing the Nigerian Navy here at Ikot Abasi  as your strategic partner in the task for keeping our maritime environment safe for maritime trade.

“The Navy acknowledges the immense contribution of the people of Ikot Abasi  and your local government Council  in supporting  our operations over the years we thank you” he stated.

Commodore Garba spoke of the symbiotic  and robust relationship that  has existed  between the Navy, it’s host communities of Ikot Abasi and the state Government saying through the  good working  relationship, the state government has donated a big parcel of land and school complex for the establishment of a Naval college  in the state.

Garba expressed  gratitude to Governor Udom Emmanuel  for his numerous assistance to the navy in the state and  thanked the Chief of naval Staff Vice Admiral  Ibom Ete Bias for his  numerous support.

On his part chairman Transition Committee for Ikot Abasi local government  Mr Ubong Uquang  who was represented by the Director  of works in the Council  Engineer  Amos Bernard Akpanudoh commended the Navy for  leaving up to their responsibility  by curbing the activities of criminals in the area and assureef them of more support.

In his remarks the Clan Head of  Ikpa  Ibekwe  HRH Ettebom Akpan Akpan  Uwauino 11 represented by the chairman of Ikpa Ibekwe Clan Council, Elder  Unidentified Stephen commended the Navy for creating unpresidented  impact in curtaling the activities of criminals in Ikot Abasi.

“The Navy has not relented in its effort to ensure that we have a secure maritime environment,’’ he said Ete-Ibas said the Navy was mounting surveillance system in the maritime domain and an awareness system with a view to combating maritime crimes in the nation’s waterways.

He expressed optimism that once the facilities were in place, the Navy would be able to see beyond the horizon and be able to respond appropriately to some of the threats.

Source: Leadership